Award-winning kicker hopes for wins

  Published in The Crow’s Nest October 2014 He can bench more than 400 pounds, and he’s a kicker. His name is Marvin Kloss. Born in Germany, Kloss immigrated to the United States at eight years old, and learned to speak English after arriving. His father, Thomas Kloss, was a […]

Rowdies Den: Sports bar with a kick

Published in The Crow’s Nest April 2015 It started as a normal workday. Like the day before, waitress Jessica Armor arrived at Midtown Sundries for her shift. But when she arrived, a closed for business sign hanging on the door told her and the restaurant’s other employees that they were […]

Bulls losing their best quarterback

Published in The Crow’s Nest April 2015 In each of his three years as USF’s football head coach, Willie Taggart has changed his offensive scheme and, now, he is losing his best quarterback on the roster, Mike White. The Bulls changed to the spread, a more up-tempo system, which will […]

St. Pete Grand Prix brings mixed feelings

Published in The Crow’s Nest March 2015 Roads closed down weeks in advance. It was evident that one of the biggest annual events in downtown St. Petersburg was near. Some think it’s the greatest time of the year. Others say it’s a nuisance. It is the Firestone Grand Prix. With […]

UConn’s Stewart makes history in Tampa

Published on April 2015 She is the only player in women’s basketball history to win three national championships and three Final Four Most Outstanding Player awards.  She was awarded the Associated Press Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons and is 18-0 in NCAA tournament games while wearing a […]

The Big Mack is back

Published in The Crow’s Nest March 2015 USF running back Marlon Mack surprised everyone last year when he broke the school’s all-purpose yards record in his first collegiate game. And he didn’t stop there. He went on to have one of the best seasons for a running back in the […]

Coming to America

Published in The Crow’s Nest March 2015 It’s no easy feat adjusting to a new city, let alone a new country. But that is exactly what Laura Ferreira had to do in order to play for USF’s women’s basketball team. Ferreira, 19, came to the United States from Portugal in […]

Legendary coach believes in Bulls

Published in The Crow’s Nest February 2015 The USF men’s basketball program is heading in the right direction, or at least Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown thinks so. Brown is the only coach in basketball history to win a championship in the NCAA (University of Kansas, 1988) and in the NBA […]

Will the Bucs take Winston or Mariota?

Published in The Crow’s Nest February 2015 At 2-14, the 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers secured the worst record in not just their division, but the entire NFL. Their consultation? A No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft — a pick of the litter. Nothing says “We need a quarterback,” more than releasing […]

USF Sailing finishes third in home regatta

Published in The Crow’s Nest March 2015 While USF’s premiere sailors were busy competing in Annapolis, MD., skipper Dean Nixon and Devin Hansen were holding down the fort in St. Petersburg. The Bulls’ sailing team hosted and finished in third place on Saturday in the fourth South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing […]

Bulls fall to top-ranked Huskies in regular-season finale

Published in The Crow’s Nest March 2015 In what was their closest conference game of the season, the Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball team defeated South Florida by 23 points, capping off the regular season.  The Huskies (29-1, 18-0) have pummeled through opponents all season long with an average 50.2 margin of victory in […]

Baseball returns with a bang

Published in The Crow’s Nest February 2015 Following the clink from his bat, Dominick DiPasquale’s teammates lined up to slap fives after he rounded the bases and returned to home plate. In what was the first of two games on their spring-season opening day, the USF St. Petersburg baseball club defeated Florida […]